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Thanks Giving greetings,

Sorry that I have been MIA this month but things have been Not so Good around my house.  My eldest (14 year old) Fur Baby “Ennis” took a turn for the worse, health wise.   He had a stroke about a 8 months ago and we found out that he has Cushing’s disease. These things have pretty much made him very weak and his muscles are just deteriorating.  We have to carry him in and out of the house and also to eat or drink water.  He did not even have the strength to shift positions when he was lying in his bed.  His eye sight was quickly failing, his hearing the same.   Just this past Sunday he began to not eat and his water intake was very minimal.  We knew that his time with us was limited. We had a decision to make no matter how hard it would be.

On Wednesday November 23, 2016 I said good bye to my best friend, soul mate, kindred spirit, Familiar.  My heart is shattered and my spirit burns less bright with him gone.

14 years ago this handsome boy chose me to be his human and my life has been better because of it.

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The day he found me

Each day is hard. I miss him so much but I know that he is happy and free running the fields with his 2 sisters.  No pain, no worries just happy and free.

Until we meet again,

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The day I let him go.

Wende

 

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It’s my birthday month!!!! WoooHooo.

The 19th is my actual birth date but you know how it is. . . Celebrate while you can.

 Anyway, I got some great gifts.  My best friend gave me a set of attachments for my KitchenAid stand mixer and a new paddle attachment! I am so happy and excited to put them to use.

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We plan on shredding some cheese for a new recipe tonight. So if all goes well, you will have a new recipe very soon!

My husband was very thoughtful this birthday.  He gave me my own Web Site!  How cool is that?

 This means that I will be moving  Creative Arts & Eatables to my new location and you are coming along with me.

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I have made it very easy on the new site by adding a Follow me Now area in the side bar.

Nothing will change but the location (all my old  posts have transferred) so I hope everyone will SUBSCRIBE and keep enjoying my blog and posts.

Until Then,

Wende

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Good Morning,

One year ago to the day and almost time of the morning I was startled awake by a phone call.  I did not recognize the number so I rejected it and shut my eyes.  Seconds later the phone rings again.  It was a woman’s voice introducing herself in a very matter of fact but professional way.  Then the most life changing words hit my ears.  Your Husband has been in an accident and he needs you to get here as soon as you can!    He was headed to work that Friday morning ( he rode a motor cycle, a  Triumph)  and he was still in our neighborhood.   A lady sitting at a stop sign on her cell phone never looked up when she decided to enter the intersection. She hit and ran over my husband.  When I approached the scene my heart was broken. It takes a lot to walk up on your husband lying there with his clothing being cut off.  Needles to say his body was broken but his spirit was not. He was calm and had his wits about him to make sure I stayed calm.  After 2 ambulance rides to 2 different hospitals, emergency spleen surgery, artery replacement in his crushed left arm and a rod in his right hip to fix the broken femur head, I finally took a breath!  Although I was not involved in the accident it is true what they say. . .  My life flashed before my eyes.  I have no idea how I could live my life with out my Husband.   We tell the people in our lives we love them and it is true but this made me realize that it is more than love. It is love, companionship, friendship, compassion, dislike, arguments,  jokes, fun times and sadness.  It is Life and mine would not be fulfilled without Stephen in it.

Thank goodness he is tough as nails and has made a remarkable recovery. He says he should have been a stunt man! He was blessed that day with a second chance at Life.  I feel like I got a wake up call as well.  Do not take life and Love for granted.  Make sure to tell those in your life that you Love them but be sure to show them everyday.  wess

This photo above was the happiest day of my life.

Until they told me Stephen would recover from his accident. Then it was the second happiest day.

I can not imagine stumbling through life with out him beside me!

Feeling Blessed.

Until Then,

Wende

 

 

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Fur Baby Healing!

Greetings,

I come to you with a heavy heart today. My eldest fur baby ( County Clare) was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and went through a massive surgery. It took a while to get the results on the tumor but as we feared it will return.

 It could be a year or it could be a few weeks.But until then we will continue to make her comfortable and happy.

We will be ready to make a better decision on what course of attack we will make on this nasty cancer!

I know that my decision not to have children bothers some but my fur babies are my kids and I will walk through fire for all 4 of them! We hope the best and are relishing every moment we have with her!

Get Well Soon Coutny Clare!

She is named after the first county we stayed in on our first trip to Ireland!

Until Then,

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Wende

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I am so happy to be writing  you today.  This past year was such a downer.  So much happened not only to me but to friends and family.  For starters my dog was diagnosed with cancer.  My mom was diagnosed with leukemia and in August my Husband was in a motor cycle accident where he was hit and run over!

Thanks to the powers that be my Mom and Husband are both alive and doing well.

 All things considered, I am feeling blessed. There are many times I want to huddle in a corner and feel sorry for myself because I had a bad day or because I am still looking for a better job but then I think of what my Mom and Husband have gone through in such a short period of time.  I slap myself on the hand and tell myself , “If you want change in your life then be that change.”  So I am doing just that. I am continuing to look for a job and I will strive to be a better wife, sister, daughter and friend.

When in doubt look around and see that there is always someone who has it much worse than you.

So hats off to two of the most important people in my life!

My Mom

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And my wonderful Husband

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I love you both dearly.

Until Then,

Wende

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Can you believe how fast time flies now that we are older?  I mean I feel like I was just ringing in the new year of 2013 and now Yule is upon us. So many things still left to do before the big day and so little money to conquer this task with.  I tell you, I am so ready for a steady full-time job it isn’t funny.  I’m tired of the uncertain roller coaster of a job that is serving/waiting tables.    I got some help with my résumé and now that I have it in order I am trying to send it out to a new job posting at least once a day.  Something has to come of this in time. Right?  Fingers crossed.

This holiday season is bringing back many memories of the past year. So much to reflect on. Good and bad. But I know how thankful I am to be here typing this to whom ever is reading.  This is our second year in our house and honestly after last years Christmas Day tornado, we are very blessed. We are alive, we have our family, our home,  we both have jobs, (even if they are not ideal) our health is good and most important of all, We have one another. I am very blessed.  Sometimes we just need a reminder.

So, the tree is decorated and the lights all lit. Presents are being wrapped and topped with bows. The warmth of the season brings friends and families closer, if only for a day. Enjoy the small things, as you never know when they might go missing.

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Until Then,

Wende

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Greeting,

Again I find myself mosey-ing back to this lovely venue to get in touch with my blogging side.  I have found it very hard to keep myself motivated to be here. I wonder why that is???? I have no clue but I have missed so many opportunities of sharing recipes, craft projects and such.  I found myself somewhat yearning to be here today so I am giving it another go.  I will promise to do my best and to stay as on top of things as I possibly can.

I see so many places that people are jumping on the band wagon of the Daily Thankfulness posts. Phooey!  We should be thankful everyday all year-long. Not one month out of a year. Maybe that is where I have faltered.   I have felt a bit down lately. I think I have just forgotten to be thankful for all the wonderful things I have in my life.  Sometimes it takes being smacked in the face with the needs of others before we get the hint.  So as you can guess, I have been smacked.  At my Job, I am faced every day with homeless people walking the streets from morning til dark. It is heart breaking. I see animals roaming the streets looking for food and shelter and a little kindness. I understand that I can not fix everything. But I can help to some degree. And I plan to help as much as possible this holiday season. I have a new  group of Ladies and Gentlemen that I have been lucky enough to meet, who share my thoughts and actions for the holiday helping hand idea. We have spoken about getting a food drive together. Not only for humans but also the fur babies! It is exciting and I am really looking forward to it.

So after all that, I have to say. . .  I am Thankful for being able to help even in the smallest amount. There are some creatures who have nothing!

Go forth this holiday season and do a random act of kindness. You will be glad that you did!

Harvest WitchThis is the first painting I ever attempted! I call her my Thankful Harvest Witch!

Happy Holidays!

Until Then,

Wende

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